There is a certain allure to the concept of insanity. Perhaps people link that word up to another adjective like genius. This of course is not exactly true, especially when you've seen and lived with the people I have. I have a great gift, and not to share it would be a crime. Not like a Bible-thumper, the kind that really think that if they don't save you, you're going directly to Hell (do not pass Go, do not collect $200). And they don't want to see you burn, so they think they are doing you a favor.
I know this for a fact because I've been a thumper before.
I was nine, and my friends pushed me into Jesus. Brainwashed even. But no matter what kind of question I came up with, the answer always boiled down to "trust God." Now I have faith, but not the kind that turns you into a Jesus-happy moron who will believe anything so long as it cites the bible somewhere.
Did you know that in the book of Exodus that "God" gives specific instructions on how to remove mildew from your home? We don't bother with that anymore because of the invention of bleach. Yes, bleach was NOT in the bible. Is it evil?
Homosexuality and bestiality were also condemned. Both were a great way to spread blood-bourne illnesses like hepatitis, chlamydia, siphilus and other nasty diseases. Since the advent of condoms, this risk is greatly reduced. Bestiality is still a no-no because animals cannot give consent, but so long as you're a human adult with a mental capacity to understand the consequences of sex with either gender, I fail to see the problem. (This goes for pork, circumcision and other taboo practices).
We are clinging to teachings that do not fit the modern times. The base is good, as Jesus was a wonderful man who had a lot of good things to share, but I'm less inclined to believe the power hungry males who translated his teachings. They twisted them to their ends and used it as an excuse time and again to cause misery, pain and suffering for their benefit. *glares* You know, the Crusades? The Inquisition? The raping and dominating of an entire nation in the name of a "divine right" to acquire more land and money?
Shit, ninety percent of most holidays were based on slaughter and other unpleasant things. Don't get your sweety a valentine, and DON'T wear green on St. Patrick's day. What lies beneath disgusts and horrifies me. We as humans are on a violent track to degradation of personal rights, because the billionaires in charge don't think they have a responsibility to this country. The poor do too, but I'll bet you anything that if there was a bit more equality and responsibility towards money, 1% would not control 90% of the wealth.
there. all out now. /end rant